Business cards are becoming a hobby of mine. I made some veneer cards (Business Cards (Redesign)) and had a great response. After seeing some projects on the forum using aluminum, I decided to try ordering some blanks from www.theringlord.com
The cards look amazing, but there are a few issues.
- Some of the cards had burrs or sharp edges. I have ordered a deburring tool from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Nw6zHQ It hasn’t come yet, so I will update this later on how well it works.
- The corner is a bit sharp and when testing the card, people often commented they felt like they might poke someone when they shared the card. I contacted Ringlord and they offered to round the corners for $10 extra per bundle.
I thought that was a bit expensive and after asking in a couple groups on Facebook, someone suggested this tool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeQldk6CVYw&feature=youtu.be It’s a big expense at $300 with the cutter head, but that ends up being 30 bundles.
So if you are going to be making a lot of cards, its worth it, otherwise just pay for the rounded corners.
- I need to play with the settings and see if I can take off a partial layer of the coating. Right now it’s either on or off with the iPhone 7 PG settings.
Overall I am very happy with the results and will be trying some other ideas.